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Identifier: cu31924076067903 Title: Sunset Canada, British Columbia and beyond; an account of its settlement, its progress from the early days to the present, including a review of the Hudson's Bay Company, its amazing variety of climate, its charm of landscape, its unique cities and attractive towns and their industries, a survey of the different peoples to be found there, including the Japanese and Doukhobors, an analysis of what it offers in opportunity to the home seeker, the agriculturist, the business man, the sportsman and the traveller Year: 1918 (1910s) Authors: Bell, Archie, 1877-1943 Subjects: Dukhobors Publisher: Boston, Page Company Contributing Library: Cornell University Library Digitizing Sponsor: MSN View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: ead their lunchesand mingle the joys of the environment with human de-light in watching new arrivals start out bravely on thebridge and then, when it begins to buck and sway, eitherbecome panic-stricken and shout for help or grasp theside cables and creep timidly to the end. One personmight cross the bridge and the vibration might respondto the footstep, but there are no limitations as to thenumber who may venture upon it at one time. Onestarts out and reaches the center, new visitors arrive andin their new enthusiasm rush onto the end and immedi-ately the whole structure is careening and billowing as ifit resented the action of the thoughtless. The guide books say that the bridge was constructedby an inventive Frenchman who wandered through thecanyon on a hunting expedition and as it was within easydistance of Vancouver saw the possibilities of theplace as an amusement park if thrills were providedfor visitors. This is incorrect, however, and when I Capilano (]anyon Suspension Bridgt Text Appearing After Image: Vancouvers Side-Trips 133 heard the true story of its building and saw a strangebunk-house of hand-hewn cedar planks that have aged toRembrandt browns, I thought I was on the scent of justsuch a human story as such a place should have. Thereis gossip that a white man once wandered into thiscanyon, that he fell in love with an Indian girl who re-turned his affection; she was thro,»(n out of her tribe andhe felt •that he could not return to his people, takingwith him his wilderness soul-mate. So they went tothe top of this canyon and the man built the home fromwhich they could look down on the turbulent waters andthe ravine which both of; them loved. I thought of anAmerican Madam Butterfly, or Madam Chrysan-theme — did the white man remain faithful to the Indianmaid and did they end their lives here together? Justby chance was there a tragic ending to their existencehere together? There was the yawning chasm in thewilderness and I could fancy a dozen climaxes tosuch an adventure. O Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.



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